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#WOTR19 #NewRelease #SpinOffSeries #Review #Paranormal – Uprising: Dark Horizons 1 (Eternally Mated Book 7) by Valerie Twombly

Uprising: Dark Horizons 1 (Eternally Mated Book 7)

“We can’t fight evolution, only ride it out and hope the ending is in our favor.” Ryder Mattis

As a former Navy Seal, beating the odds is something Ryder excels at. However, the world has changed and his transformation into a vampire gives survival a whole new meaning. If that isn’t enough to ruin his life, a plague unleashes utter destruction on humanity. He knows he has what it takes to protect those who survive even if they don’t like his rules. What he doesn’t count on is a female with stormy eyes and a will to live getting under his skin.

Kayla has lost everyone she loves to the red death. Surviving the plague is one thing, but a vow made to her dying father puts her under the protection of a predator. Surprised at how her body reacts to Ryder when he feeds, she has a hard choice to make. But when tragedy strikes and forces the vampire to give her his blood, she morphs into something no one could ever predict.

The new world doesn’t come with a handbook and when fate brands them as potential mates, they are not prepared. They can either battle each other, or band together in a fight for survival. The future holds no guarantees, but being alone might be worse than death.

This is a spin-off series and can be read as a standalone or, with the Eternally Mated series.


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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I know I saw this every time I read a paranormal but It’s my JAM!!!  I love love love me some paranormal.  I love shifters, vampires, demons, angels, and all the possible additions to a storyline.  This book, which is a spin off series, was just what I needed and loved.

I am going to start by saying I have NOT read the Eternally Mated series.  However, I will be rectifying that soon.  I did not feel I missed anything or was lost at any point of the story.  I think the storyline was filled in during this book about what happened in the other series.  SHEW right!!!!

So this book is taking place during the end of the world essentially.  Ryder and his group of Navy Seals are set to protect the last few remaining humans to help repopulate the world after The Red Death has destroyed everyone. He is one of the original vampires and he has turned a few of his trusted men into vampires to help get the job done.  He only asks that females who do stay with them, help feed his men to keep them alive.  Pretty decent trade off…surviving death for a few sips of your blood right???

Ryder is getting ready to leave when a sassy, pink haired beauty who is also a pain in his ass shows up and informs him he needs to protect her.  Seems Ryder and her dad were Navy buddies.  From the start of Kayla and Ryder meeting, the sparks and chemistry sizzle!!  I mean they are so hilariously attracted and annoyed by the other it makes for great reading.

Kayla has lost everyone and is bound and determined to make it to this Ryder guy for protection.  She surely did not plan on the attraction to the alpha male and his over the top protection of her.

Kayla and Ryder plus another couple soon find a strange mark that they have no clue what it means.  Kayla and another soon find out they too have another secret about why they have survived the Red Death when everyone else has died.

On top of all the couple drama, we are dealing with rogue vampires, gross looking demons running amuck annnnd the portal to hell being opened to rid the Earth of humans in general….Yup LOTS happening in the story!!!

I can not wait to read the next story but I will be trying to get the other 6 books of the other series read ASAP too.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Valerie Twombly

Valerie Twombly

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Valerie Twombly, and I write smoldering vampires, fallen angels, dangerous demons and sinful shifters. I love animals, chocolate and a good book.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

The beach is my favorite. However, since I don’t live near one then I guess my office. Thankfully, I don’t require snacks while writing but I do need music.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love, love meeting new readers as well as seeing old friends. It’s also fun to discover new to me authors and adding to my TBR list.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Sherrilyn Kenyon for sure. I’ve been blessed to have already met another favorite, Larissa Ione.

What author would you love to write with?

Larissa Ione

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

It is difficult to pick only one. I have met some incredible people and been touched by fans devotion. This entire journey has been mind blowing and would not be possible without the readers.

What are your social links?

Website: www.valerietwombly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FangedFantasy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fangedfantasy
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vtwombly/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valerietwomblyauthor/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/valerie-twombly
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ValerieTwomblyParanormalPalace/

What are your buy links?

https://valerietwombly.com/all-books/

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Rescue Me  HERE

#WOTR19 #ReleaseDay #Paranormal – Hades (Guardians # 5) by Valerie Twombly


Hades (Guardians Book 5)

Being the lord of dark, terrifying things makes Hades the most feared god in existence. He’s also the most bored. When the guardians request his assistance, he is quick to grant it and make his way to the human realm. After all, creating havoc is what he does best. When his path crosses with a beautiful female, he finds her honesty refreshing, making his desire burn hotter. It’s when she summons him for a favor that he will finally get to name his terms.

When tall, dark and oh-so-sexy walks into her store, Mia suddenly finds herself marked by a god. Saddled with a curse that rips her world apart on a nightly basis, she decides bargaining with Hades to remove it might prove beneficial. Of course, requesting a favor from the lord of the Underworld comes with a huge price. Namely thirty days in Hell as his guest.

Hades is only out for some fun, but Mia isn’t playing his games. She intends to get through her agreement despite the yearning she feels for him. Problem is, the longer they are together the more she begins to see beyond the lord of evil to the troubled man beneath. Now she must decide if he is worthy of the only thing she has left to give.

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I received this book from an honest review.

**Clapping** Oh man!!  Hades!!  I was super psyched to get this book.  I love his cool, casual, arrogant self.  I love how he is a bad guy but he isn’t really a bad guy….I mean Anti-Hero all the way right??!!  He is the Lord of the Underworld after all so he does do SOME bad things.

Mia is a typical human just trying to survive these dark days on Earth.  She is trying to help humans and trying to just live while praying the Guardians can end the war with Lowan.  When she meets Hades, he thinks she is just fun time head never knowing what his brother Zarek has planned for him.

I totally loved this storyline.  I enjoyed what Hades does to move the story of the missing Phoenix along while also realizing he wants more than JUST the Underworld.  His desire for Mia makes him want to be better but also fear, much like our other heroes, he is not worthy of her purity and light.

I seriously don’t know what book I want next???  I think as of right now I am praying it is Aiyden’s book because after what happened to him, he needs to claim his mate plus claim his fated title.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

 

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Paranormal – Demon’s Destiny (Guardians #4) by Valerie Twombly


Demon's Destiny (Guardians Book 4)

Famed for his cocky attitude and womanizing lifestyle, Baal likes to make his own rules. But being the most powerful demon in Hades’ army comes with a steep price. Namely, a command to mate with the human he is bound to protect. When the lord of the Underworld reveals the female’s true identity, Baal vows he will never love her. Even though she may destroy him, he soon discovers it’s a promise he might not be able to keep.

When her sibling goes missing, Ranata finds herself at the mercy of those who intend to make her Hell’s next sacrifice. With the world embraced in the wrath of a power-hungry demigod, and a sister now in his clutches, she discovers she is not fully human and now must face the biggest challenge of her life. Mating a demon is an insane idea, but she will do anything to save her sister. Falling in love with him might be even crazier.

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I received this book from an honest review.

OH Baal!!! I have been so excited to read you and you did not let me down!!  I didn’t know why you were such a man-whore and why you refused to let love in even when Hades said he HAND PICKED you for Ranata buuuuut then when we find out……sigh……

Ranata, talk about being thrown in to chaos!!  You met Baal and thought he was a big player but had no clue about what he would end up being to you in the future and eternity.

I am loving this series.  I love how each book is woven together and how each story line has twists I so don’t even see happening.  The story of Ranata and her sister had me stunned and loving the mix of fae in the story line.

Seeing Baal, like all the other men, stunned they are given a chance at a mate and seeing the internal struggle they must deal with and conquer is great.  Ranata is just like the other mates we have met in the other books.  She is sassy and feisty and will not take it from their mate.

I love this book and am so excited for Lucas and Sabin.   Swear each book sets up more future couples that will keep me tuned into the series because I need to know what will happen and if Lowan will ever be defeated!!

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

 

#WOTR19 #Paranormal – Vampire’s Kiss (Guardians #3) by Valerie Twombly


Vampire's Kiss (Guardians Book 3)

He’s no guardian angel.

Being the first vampire Guardian ever created, Seth Ruiz struggles with his identity. While his sanity balances on a razor’s edge, it’s only a matter of time before he succumbs to the evil inside him. When realization strikes that the fiery Kaitlyn belongs to him, he must not only battle his past demons, but fight his desire to claim her or chance killing them both.

She’s a demon slayer.

Handed a dagger as a child, Kaitlyn O’Hara has slaughtered demons her entire life. It should come as no surprise that she is also destined to save a crazy vampire. When fate reveals her true identity, she must search her heart for the courage to move forward.

Katie holds the key to help save humanity. With Seth’s dark side edging closer, he prays he can keep it together long enough to protect her through the challenges she must face. However, he could prove to be her biggest threat.

He fights his desire to claim her. She battles to save him. Together they wage war to protect humanity. Survival may come at a price.

This book formerly published as Primal Hunger. Revised 2nd edition.

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I purchased this book.

GAH!!  I finished book 2 and legit started to read book 3.   I was so excited for Seth story.  He is super broody and grumpy but after hearing about his creation….poor dude.  To carry around the memories of all the people you drink from AND you are 1,000 years old.  UHM Hard Pass!!!  T say I understand his needs to “get out of is own head” is an understatement.  To say I GOT why he did the things he did to numb his brain, it totally understandable.  To say I felt bad for his fear of accepting a mate and growing to care and love her not knowing if he would become horrible monster…..again I get.  The dudes been through A LOT!!!

Katie is a human caught in an immortal world…or is she.  The story of Katie and her “family” was interesting.  I loved seeing her struggle with all the “NEW” parts of her but also with this whole “Mating” business.  To be a successful, independent women who now has this grumpy man pushing you away but also needing him in your life is a hard pill to swallow.  There were times the story kinda drug on because the fighting and the pushing away between the two characters started to make me metal but once they FINALLY give in and accepted it 110% all is right with the world.

I enjoyed this story and the build up for the next few books…Baal is going to be a hoot, Aiyden made me GASP a bit when we finally get confirmation on his mate, and do I dare think Gwen has a love interest???

I am curious about the actual story behind the Phoenix rising because he seems like WHEN he wakes up, things are going to be changing and for the better??!!!

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

 

#WOTR19 #Review #Paranormal – Dragon’s Fate (Guardians #2) by Valerie Twombly


Dragon's Fate (Guardians Book 2)

One touch will prove fatal.

Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take Lileta as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death.
His only choice is to grant her freedom.

Abducted as a teen, and later purchased by a dragon Overlord, Lileta’s venomous touch remains her only safeguard as a slave. When the demon’s rebellious nature brings about a brutal punishment, Caleb steps in and takes her as his own. As if having the sexy dragon save the day isn’t bad enough, she soon realizes they are destined to be together.
Mating is out of the question.

The abduction of a goddess intertwines their paths once again, spiraling them to the brink of passion. Unable to resist their fatal desire, the two must trust fate and hope they don’t destroy each other.

This book formerly published as Fatal Desire. Revised 2nd edition.

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I purchased this book.

From the second I started this book I KNEW I was not going to be able to put it down.  OMG the angst and stress of these two.   I mean to be destined to someone who you can’t really have…..ANGST soooo hardcore!!

I loved and pitied Lileta in the last book.  I wanted her to be reunited with her brother, Baal, after her freeing Marcus.  She risked so much for the Guardian’s with no real hope of surviving.  When I saw she was going to be mated with Caleb in this book I was excited because Caleb seemed like such a great character who was just following his friend …unfortunately his friend was not such a great guy to follow.

Caleb and Lileta are both drawn to each other but know there is no way the can consummate their relationship because of the kind of demon she is.  But we all wonder WHY the Gods would be so cruel.   As the story starts to unfold and we see the God’s explaining WHY this mating must happen …it was such a great read.  The banter between the two characters was hilarious especially when they are pushing each other away. However, Caleb asking the Guardian’s for womanly advise was the best especially when Cassie stepped in to help.  The history and backstory between the 2 characters and their families was amazing.  At one point when one of their family lineages is told I was floored!!!

This book has soooo many twists and turns plus the set up for book 3 is started and I CAN NOT WAIT to dive in.

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

 

 

#WOTR19 #Review #Paranormal #Guardians – Vampire’s Mate (Guardians #1) by Valerie Twombly

Vampire's Mate (Guardians, #1)

Vampire Guardian, Marcus Dagotto is sworn to safeguard humanity. With the death of his mate, and a curse that will soon catapult him into bloodlust, he focuses on protecting his king and surviving each day. When the gods interfere, it’s never a good thing and this time they destine him a new mate. He tries to resist the woman fated to be his, but when she ends up in trouble, instinct demands he protect her.

In the darkness, she may be the sliver of light that will save his soul.

After the love of Cassandra Jensen’s life ditches her at the altar, she swears off men forever. But when a sexy stranger visits her nightly dreams and seduction plays a starring role, she reconsiders her current situation. Problem is, he’s a figment of her wild imagination, at least until he steps into her life for real. His world is full of things that go bump in the night, and something evil is coming to claim him. To protect herself means losing him. To save him will mean the ultimate sacrifice.

A single kiss will change her life forever.

Formerly published as Eternal Flame. Revised 2nd edition.

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

GAH!!  I love paranormal and this series is so going to make my heart happy!!!  When I was offered the chance to read this I jumped because paranormal is my heart and soul.  Friends!!  I am soooo happy I did.  I loved the world Valerie created.  I loved the characters and I am soooo excited for more from them.  I am not sure who exactly I want to read next!!

Marcus is an empty, lonely immortal.  He lost the mate to an evil enemy and so he is walking the world looking to avenge her.  He is happy to aide his best friend and future king of their race when his sister tells him he has yet another mate.  This is so NOT what our man wants or feels he needs!

Cassie is so loving and hating the erotic dreams she keeps having over this faceless, FANGED man.  When Marcus strolls in to the bar she is at, BOOM she is a hot mess…literally HOT! *wink*  She is losing her mind over how she is attracted to this stranger.

The story of the two of them fighting the draw plus also crashing into each other is such a great read.  They can’t stop fate and it seems fate needs them to be together due to the future war that is erupting.  Their love is also at risk, because the bad guy and his evil accomplice need what they have to conquer the world.

I seriously can’t tell you enough how much I liked this story and how I look forward to the continuing story of trying to stop the war.

 

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month

 

#WOTR19 #ThrowbackReview – Rescue Me by Valerie Twombly

Rescue Me

Fighting fires is in Derrick’s blood. Left shaken after the tragic loss of his best friend, the event forces him to realize he can’t afford to care. Love has cost him everything and the pain has him vowing to never suffer such heartache again. When he tries to start over in a small northern town, a beautiful woman steps into his life and pushes every boundary he sets in place.

Being a full-blooded dragon shifter makes Halee an anomaly among her kind. With her eldest brother pressuring her to choose a mate, her loyalties are torn. Turning to a stranger for the night, she hopes to forget the fate she must face. But when the stranger, Derrick, shows up as the new guy at the station, Halee must choose between duty and stability or a man whose kiss unleashes a passion she never realized existed.

Both were looking for escape, but neither expected to find each other. Every heated encounter pulls them closer together. When fire strikes again, it will leave Derrick facing the ultimate choice: break his vow or walk away from Halee forever.

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I received this book from the authors for an honest review.

I have looked at so many of this authors books but never seem to have the time in my schedule to read them.  Then when I got an ARC form for this book I jumped because it finally worked out.  Now I admit I saw a fireman on the cover ANNNND didn’t read the blurb so when I got the book and found out it has shifter…yup I was even more excited!!  Then to know the shifters are dragons….stop the press!!!                                                             I am allllllllll in!!

Derrick and Halee are so different but such a great match.  She accepts him for the broken man he is wile he accept her for the “Other” parts of her.

Derrick is the whole “ I am an island” type of guy.  He is a broken man because everyone he loves dies and leaves him.  SO he has decided to just be a player then no one gets hurt especially not him.  Halee is a rare full shifter dragon so her brother pushes her to marry another full-blooded shifter to produce more full-blooded shifters.  She is so over this and just runs away for a night of fun…no strings fun if you get my drift.  The two meet, scratch the itch and go home only to find out they will be working together on the same fire department…..oh snap!

Halee and Derrick have a lot to face and deal with.  She wants more, as does he, but he runs.  She tries to help him over come his demons but when Halee is put in danger he runs…typical man!!  Thankfully Derrick has help from his past to help him see that Halle is the one for him. Once he gets his head outta his butt, getting back is woman is the number one goal.

The story is a fun with the family dynamics of Halee and her siblings. The guys in the fire stations are a riot too.  I would love to see Chance and Hope????  Maybe??  But I really cannot wait for Gaelen to find love!!!

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

 

#WOTR18 #NewRelease #Paranormal #Firefighters #Shifters – Rescue Me by Valerie Twombly

Rescue Me

Fighting fires is in Derrick’s blood. Left shaken after the tragic loss of his best friend, the event forces him to realize he can’t afford to care. Love has cost him everything and the pain has him vowing to never suffer such heartache again. When he tries to start over in a small northern town, a beautiful woman steps into his life and pushes every boundary he sets in place.

Being a full-blooded dragon shifter makes Halee an anomaly among her kind. With her eldest brother pressuring her to choose a mate, her loyalties are torn. Turning to a stranger for the night, she hopes to forget the fate she must face. But when the stranger, Derrick, shows up as the new guy at the station, Halee must choose between duty and stability or a man whose kiss unleashes a passion she never realized existed.

Both were looking for escape, but neither expected to find each other. Every heated encounter pulls them closer together. When fire strikes again, it will leave Derrick facing the ultimate choice: break his vow or walk away from Halee forever.

Goodreads

Amazon

I received this book from the authors for an honest review.

I have looked at so many of this authors books but never seem to have the time in my schedule to read them.  Then when I got an ARC form for this book I jumped because it finally worked out.  Now I admit I saw a fireman on the cover ANNNND didn’t read the blurb so when I got the book and found out it has shifter…yup I was even more excited!!  Then to know the shifters are dragons….stop the press!!!                                                             I am allllllllll in!!

Derrick and Halee are so different but such a great match.  She accepts him for the broken man he is wile he accept her for the “Other” parts of her.

Derrick is the whole “ I am an island” type of guy.  He is a broken man because everyone he loves dies and leaves him.  SO he has decided to just be a player then no one gets hurt especially not him.  Halee is a rare full shifter dragon so her brother pushes her to marry another full-blooded shifter to produce more full-blooded shifters.  She is so over this and just runs away for a night of fun…no strings fun if you get my drift.  The two meet, scratch the itch and go home only to find out they will be working together on the same fire department…..oh snap!

Halee and Derrick have a lot to face and deal with.  She wants more, as does he, but he runs.  She tries to help him over come his demons but when Halee is put in danger he runs…typical man!!  Thankfully Derrick has help from his past to help him see that Halle is the one for him. Once he gets his head outta his butt, getting back is woman is the number one goal.

The story is a fun with the family dynamics of Halee and her siblings. The guys in the fire stations are a riot too.  I would love to see Chance and Hope????  Maybe??  But I really cannot wait for Gaelen to find love!!!

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.